Pines partners with Worcester Youth on new teacher initiative

Bags filled with supplies and goodies from local businesses will be distributed to new Worcester County teachers.

Volunteers helped stuff bags for Worcester County teachers at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin on Friday.

Two dozen volunteers at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services on Friday helped stuff bags for new teachers in Worcester County.

The bags were filled with items donated by nearly 50 local businesses and community groups. Donated items included pens, paper and hand sanitizer, as well as coupons and discount cards. The bags will be presented during a new teacher orientation breakfast, next week.

Ocean Pines was proud to participate, donating pool passes for each new teacher.

“I love to give back to our educational team,” Ocean Pines Operations Director Colby Phillips said. “Educators are so important, as these are the people who help raise our children to follow their dreams by teaching them so much. It’s always important they are recognized for what they do not only for our children, but for the community.”

Morgan Coulson, Worcester Youth communications director, helped to organize the collection.

“We’re thrilled with the turnout from local businesses and community groups. We believe that supporting teachers in their own life will lead to them to be great, happy educators and ultimately that benefits the children they work with,” Coulson said.

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services is located on 124 North Main St. in Berlin. The nonprofit assists area youth and families through a variety of programs, including the Berlin Youth Club, SABERS and SAGES.

For more information, visit www.GoWOYO.com.

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